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The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

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61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
+44 23 8023 1101
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I contacted the vestry to help me arrange a post theatre birthday meal for my very good friend. They went above and beyond to assist in anyway required. They kept in excellent contact with me about the evening, for example telling me when table flowers had arrived. This really helped me to relax and enjoy the celebration. The food and... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Vestry on Tuesday Evening for a pre theatre meal. We found the menu varied and the food was good. The staff were pleasant and attentive we did allow a couple of hours for our meal but did have the three course option and coffee we were finished with ample time to get to our seats. I would visit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been to the Vestry many times before-its location is great for the Mayflower theatre. Booked a pretheatre supper there last night. Chose the 'highly recommended pies'-one fish the other beef. They were served in a mass produced pie case-and the contents were stone cold-alongside school dinner vegetables lumped onto the plate without even the option of a sauce.... More 

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1 Thank MikeChichester1
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for your feedback, and I do apologise that you did not enjoy your visit to The Vestry. At The Vestry we always strive to exceed expectations, on this occasion it seems like we have not met expectations. If you could email me to discuss this further please contact me on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk we can therefore investigate further... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely venue with helpful friendly staff. Great cocktails and good quality food. Ideal stop before visiting the Mayflower opposite. Would visit again without hesitation. Not pricey just affordable good food. Relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Coxyellis
Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here before seeing a play at The Mayflower, which is opposite & we're so glad we did. We went in on the off chance of getting a table as we hadn't managed to book anywhere. The waitress said that we were in luck as they keep 3 tables & none were taken yet. We were shown right... More 

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1 Thank Wizzies
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere here is very good and the band they have are very good. The food however was mediocre I guess when your catering for a lot of people it's hard.

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Thank Gaye S
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gaye, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed Christmas with us however we will pass your feedback on about the food! We do hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 6 and booked a table for a meal before going to the Mayflower. The fish pie was dry and although the lamb was ok it was served with 3 tiny carrots, mange tout and a little mashed potato. We ordered a bottle of Chiliean SB (not NZ) and that was £23 ridiculously high. To cap... More 

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2 Thank JSHK50
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, and I do apologise that you did not enjoy your visit to The Vestry. At The Vestry we always strive to exceed expectations, on this occasion it seems like we have not met expectations. If you could email me to discuss this further please contact me on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk we can therefore investigate further as... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Immediate greeting, excellent service from Milo, waiter, food very tasty, portions small, though. Great ambience, lovely place to visit.

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1 Thank Bouchons7
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, we will pass this onto Milo your kind words, we hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a pre theatre lunch; we had the 2 course option which was about £17 a head so not the cheapest. The food came quickly and was absolutely delicious and the service was very friendly and efficient. A lovely setting as well. If I am ever in the area again I will be there !!

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1 Thank CrawleyLynn
Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and the service we offer at The Vestry! We hope to welcome you back soon! Kindest Regards, Claire More 

Bournemouth
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for 6pm in order to be at the theatre in time for the 7:30pm start. Starters came out in good time and were of good quality. After 20 minutes waiting for our main courses, we realised that a table who arrived well after us had been served their mains already. At 7pm the waiter came over... More 

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Claire S, General Manager at The Vestry Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, and I do apologise that you did not enjoy your visit to The Vestry. At The Vestry we always strive to exceed expectations, on this occasion it seems like we have not met expectations. If you could email me to discuss this further please contact me on manager@thevestryrestaurantandbar.co.uk we can therefore investigate further as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $32
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8023 1101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?